Veteran ID Card


  1. Applicant must be an honorably discharged veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  2. Applicant must appear in person at the Hudson County Clerk’s Office, Division of Public Records.
  3. Applicant must present his or her DD-214 Military Discharge Record.
  4. Applicant must present proof of identity. Accepted forms of Photo ID:                                                                NJ Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID, U.S. Passport, Employment ID, other form of Military photo ID.
  5. Applicant must present proof of legal Hudson County residency. Accepted forms of proof of residence: Valid NJ Driver’s License, Non-Driver’s ID, current utility bill, credit card statement, or bank statement (all mail must be within 90 days) P.O. Box not accepted
  6. There is no fee for a Veteran ID card.


The card identifies the veteran’s name, address, branch of service and discharge date. It can be presented at participating Hudson County stores and restaurants for a discount on purchases.  A list of participating stores is provided to each veteran applicant.

Any discharge documents are considered confidential and can only be accessed by the veteran applicant or his/her family.

Veterans who may have misplaced or cannot locate their DD-214 can obtain a copy by submitting Form SF 180 to the National Archives and Records Administrator (NHP).

If you are a business owner or operator and wish to participate in the County’s Veteran ID Card Program by offering veteran applicants a discount on goods or purchases, please complete  this form and return to the County Clerk’s Office: Division of Public Records at 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, or e-mail to, or fax it back to us at 201-369-3478.

Veteran Designation on NJ Licenses

A new law (S2508) recently went into effect that allows veterans to use their Hudson County Veteran ID Card as proof of status to obtain a veteran’s designation sticker from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission for his or her New Jersey license/state ID.

Veterans may use a Hudson County Veteran ID Card OR their DD-214 as proof of status to obtain a veteran designation sticker from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.

The designation sticker is issued directly by the State of NJ and can be requested in person at a local Division of Motor Vehicles or by mail. Visit for details.

The ID Cards are not designed to replace federal veterans identification needed to access government programs such as VA hospitals and clinics.